The SynDaver Patient is a Realistic Alternative to Cadavers

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 15, 2015
References: syndaver & gizmag
The SynDaver Patient is an ultra-realistic synthetic alternative to human cadavers. While cadavers are useful for medical research and training, the problem is that their internal organs don't resemble or behave like those of living people -- who surgeons operate on.

This synthetic corpse is made from proprietary composite materials that are used to create highly realistic artificial muscles, tendons, veins, arteries, nerves and organs. These elements match real tissue closely in terms of mechanical, thermal, chemical and dielectric properties -- more so than real cadavers.

What's more, the SynDaver Patient can also be used to practice ultrasound, fluoroscopy, X-rays and CT imaging in addition to a wide variety of surgical procedures. This is a product that will help train surgeons better and faster by letting them hone their skills on an ultra-realistic cadaver alternative.